Virgin Media commemorates ten years of broadband

Tuesday, March 30th 2010
Virgin Media is marking ten years of broadband in the UK with an innovative art installation.
Virgin Media commemorates ten years of broadband
Virgin Media is marking the tenth anniversary of broadband in the UK through the medium of art.

The company has commissioned an art and design firm to create a piece of art that will be put on display at London's South Bank gallery.

United Visual Artists has developed the piece on behalf of leading broadband provider Virgin, with the new laser-based installation, entitled Speed of Light, set to go on show from April 9th.

"For us, broadband is the internet and it has catalysed the sheer diversity of fantastic content and information that makes the internet so invaluable in our lives today," said Virgin Media executive director of broadband Jon James.

He added that the artwork is designed to inject a bit of "magic" into something that many of us now take for granted in our daily lives.

Virgin Media recently announced it is running a pioneering new trial using telegraph poles to deliver ultrafast 50Mb broadband to the Berkshire village of Woolhampton.

Related Stories

Businesses at London's Tech City are to receive an increase in broadband connectivity.
Levels of satisfaction have improved in recent months for the UK broadband sector.
Virgin Media is looking into the possibility of bringing superfast broadband to the Worth Valley.
Existing customers must now choose whether or not to activate adult content blocks.
Three new broadband packages have been launched by Virgin Media Business.
Virgin Media could redirect some of its annual investment spending into broadband.

Add a comment

Your name
Your e-mail address

Comments (0)

Home  |  Guides  |  Links  |  Local  |  Sitemap  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms
Copyright © 2005-2024 All rights reserved.